Vegetation of the Old and New Worlds

Tableau comparatif des altitudes de l’Ancien et du Nouveau Monde, Dessin de Goethe dédié à Humboldt. Source: A. de Humboldt (1807) Essai… p. 134. Image courtesy of “Société des Lettres, sciences et arts ’La Haute-Auvergne’; Archives départementales du Cantal, 28 J, 1 Ai 186.”

Ann Buttimer, “Alexander von Humboldt’s Geography of Plants:Bridging Sciences and Humanities.”  Click on the image for a larger version.

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January 10, 1946: The General Assembly of the United Nations met for the first time in Westminster Central Hall in London, England

The colors and illustrations featured in this map are pretty spectacular!

Map: MacDonald, Gill. The time and tide map of the United Nations. London: George Philip & Son, 1948.